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Tek sumo build, but first....

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:29 am
by Dgpilot
Ok so after I wrote this I realised it was a big ask of someone to check all this, and it IS but I need help, I will be very greatful to anyone who responds this will be kind of the determining factor in weather I get into the hobby or not and I really want to I just want to start out right and not waste money on junk...

Hi guys, I'm 15 and want to get into RC aircraft, I've had a few "toy grade" Helis but the inevitable happened :/
Planes seem like a more affordable less crash prone solution, plus I really like FPV, I'm brilliant at electronics and I work at a local jaycar stockist, so I'm going to build the FPV backpack, this should be pretty easy as I have have designed fairly complex systems for people in the past and made them successfully
I have put together a bit of a shopping list in a sense of my first plane, I'm a good heli pilot and I have a great place to fly at a farm here in Victoria long grass and lots of open air make for light crashes I hope
How does this sound for a good plane to later put the backpack on I'm doing systems engineering at school this year and I will be using this as a platform for more complex stuff:
Airframe = tek sumo from hobbyking
Motor = ... 0w%5F.html.
(I presume this motor comes with all necessary "stuff" to attach the prop?)

Esc = ... FUBEC.html

Radio gear = ... re%5F.html

Battery charger (I don't have a good one yet) = ... ories.html

Servos ( two of these ) = ... Servo.html

Lipo = ... FPack.html

Prop = ... pc%5F.html

Hardware = ... et%5F.html
And = ... ts%5F.html

Re: Tek sumo build, but first....

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:08 pm
by iflylilplanes
First of all the links won't work for me, that aside, if the list you have is inside the specs of the Tech Sumo you will be OK. But, can you fly fixed wing aircraft? if not the Tech Sumo is not a beginners plane, granted it will make a good FPV platform but not a trainer. Now, a good trainer from HobbyKing is the Bixler old or newer model both good trainers and all round fun aircraft there are at least 5 pilots in my club using them, HobbyKing also have other good durable trainers as well as the Bixler. The radio gear I use is the Turnigy 9X, I've been using it for 2 years and I can't fault it and the price has almost made it the most popular radio in the world. The charger I have is the Accucel 6 simple to use and reliable, I run it at home off an old laptop power supply on 16volts. Servos, if you purchase an aircraft without them I would go for the 9gm HXT900s cheap and reliable and almost a universal servo in electric aircraft up to 1.5 meters wing span. Lipos, just about all my packs are HobbyKing, various sizes and types all work well, I even have a Lipo pack in the 9X. The rest you use what fits the model you decide on. I know I sound like an add for HK, I use their products and the products are good.

One last thing, join a club to learn how to fly, that will be the best way to not get disillusioned with the sport, and after you learn to fly that big open air field at home will be all yours.

Re: Tek sumo build, but first....

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:20 pm
by Dgpilot
The list is basically a slightly beefed up version of what the recommended specs are, not sure if our local club still exist/ how welcoming they are but may join it if all goes well, mainly looking at the tek sumo for FPV, I will definitely start out with very low throws and just flying fairly low at a Lola oval, or a farm I can, fixed wing meaning, not a helicopter (rotating wing I guess?) I've had a few toy ones (cheap crappy, short lived fun) and I have a pretty good understanding of basic principles of flight and how to pilot a plane reasonably, won't be doing any acrobatics until I can either afford parts/join a club ;)

Re: Tek sumo build, but first....

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:35 pm
by cynr100
To help with the initial flight, investigate "expos" on your Tx, I would recommend setting this at 80% and make sure that this setting applies to ALL stick movements (eg rudder in both directions, elevator in both directions). This will help with sudden over controlling and above all get height it will save you.

Re: Tek sumo build, but first....

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:39 pm
by cynr100
Um....Dgpilot.... just a little forum etiquete, single post only please. You'll confuse us old dudes, I thought I was going nuts and had lost a reply.

Re: Tek sumo build, but first....

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:50 pm
by Dgpilot
Haha sorry about the two posts, will do :) and thanks for you replies, I will get the lipo checker, I'm ordering from "international" as all the good stuff is forever back ordered in aus :/